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Good studio setup for VRAY
show user profile  geoffneck
Hi Maxforums, nice to see the paint hasn't changed!

Can anyone recommend a good VRAY studio download where I can simply drag and drop some models (handheld products)... add some materials and just hit render. Having been playing with Fusion 360 recently and being able to drop in a model, drag on some materials and press render, I normally get something better than the 30 mins I spend setting up VRAY.

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9/15/2016 2:17:18 PM (last edit: 9/15/2016 2:17:18 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
What version of Vray are you using? A lot has changed in 3.0

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9/15/2016 3:27:41 PM (last edit: 9/15/2016 3:27:41 PM)
show user profile  geoffneck
I'm on V3

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9/15/2016 4:18:56 PM (last edit: 9/15/2016 4:18:56 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
Cool. Well if you are on V3 and it's setup now in a way you don't need to dink with the subdivs of materials/lights anymore (does it on a global scale now by default), then why not just build up a studio setup yourself and use that as a base for whatever you want to shoot?

Maps some HDRI lights onto a Vray Rec light, setup your studio materials and then save it for future use. I know you were looking for something specifically setup already, but this shouldn't be a big deal to setup.

Hell, you don't even need to use rec lights, just plop a studio HDRI in there (won't have the full control perhaps, but it'll get you buy for quick generic renders).

^all setup for 3ds max use with Vray. Stop being so damn lazy (just kidding, I know where you are coming from, but the prep time on setting up a generic studio shouldn't be that much).

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9/15/2016 5:26:25 PM (last edit: 9/15/2016 5:26:25 PM)
show user profile  geoffneck
thanks buddy... i know... to be honest, ive tried and just dont seem to get anything as decent as a drag and drop... this was literally 5 mins in a program i started 30 mins prior.

I know I can get this in VRAY, but i seem to spend so much time tweaking and fiddling. I'll try and get a comparison in VRAY and see if I can create a drag and drop studio set.

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9/15/2016 6:49:29 PM (last edit: 9/15/2016 6:49:29 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
It's setup time is all. Drag and drop ('canned') solutions aren't horrible. If you need to kick out fast work for previz and do not need to dink around with a full featured application/rendering solution.

The thing that bites you in the nuts is that those types of solutions are very limited and can back you in the corner depending on what you are trying to do. Not good for building entire production pipes on.

I know I personally like my solutions as open ended as possible. Full control is better than 10% control and can yield just as quick output time if setup properly.

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9/15/2016 7:28:33 PM (last edit: 9/15/2016 7:28:33 PM)
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